For his role in protecting the Canadian wilderness for future generations.
A long-time advocate for conservation, Juri Peepre has worked to protect our natural environment for future generations. Founder of the Yukon chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, he helped build a network of protected areas in northwestern Canada. His Three Rivers Project, which culminated with a book and travelling art show, helped ensure that the local First Nations’ vision for the Peel watershed reached a national audience. Former chair of Wildsight, a conservation organization in the Columbia Valley, he continues to raise awareness about the importance of wilderness protection.